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in iraq, the 26-year-old from oakland is homeless, jobless, and lacking direction. >> it's hard. you no he what i mean? it's hard coming back and being used to something for so long and then coming back to civilian life and trying to adjust and find work where being in the military your days are planned. >> reporter: but thanks to operation standdown, madina is not without hope. an entire sent city has sprung up on the fair grounds. and for the next three days vets from across the bay area are getting much needed help. from haircuts and hot meals to legal services. it's all here. >> the services provided here are in a sense everything you might need. we have dentists, doctors, orginal pooet teeists, dermatologists. >> he knows what a difference operation standdown can make. he went from a homeless client to a tent leader who now has a job, a home, and a new outlook. >> i had to straighten my life around once i found this program to help me get my life on the right path. >> reporter: meanwhile, madina is hoping to clean up his credit and take care of tax issues so he, too, can get back on t
short because of safety concerns. >>> in iraq, another violent day. a car bomb exploded in the northern city of kirkuk. the target a city council member. he was hurt hey long with six of his bodyguards. today's attack comes after one of the bloodiest days in iraq since u.s. forces left the country last year. a series of bombs exploded across baghdad killing more than 100 people in mainly shiite neighborhoods. al qaeda is claiming responsibility. >>> in guantanamo bay, cuba, u.s. officials are trying to determine the cause of a death of a prisoner. he's the ninth inmate who has died there since the facility opened up back in 2002. guards found him unconscious in his cell over the weekend. they took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. his name and nationality have not been released yet. as for the eight other deaths, two were from natural causes and six were deglad suicides. the u.s. still holds nearly 170 prisoners at that military base. >>> and those are your international headlines. >> thank you. >>> on the eve of the 9/11 an verse rite federal government is adding 58 kin
august 21st, 2010. >> that night i told american people that all of our troops would be out of iraq by the end of the following year. >> reporter: the time-warner arena in charlotte is almost ready. this state, north carolina and florida are battlegrounds in the race for the white house, in these two and all the other swing states. both campaigns will be carefully watching the polls, to try to see what kind of a convention bounce if any romney got from the rnc, at the site of the dnc in charlotte, i'm steve handelsman. >>> let's take you down to new orleans where the cleanup continues all across the gulf coast, in the wake of what was hurricane isaac. the storm is being blamed for at least two deaths, hundreds of thousands are without power after two straight days of driving rain. power crews still working feverishly to get the 1 million people who lost power back online. and despite all that work, residents say they are staying positive. >> it will be back to normal, we know, it may take a week or two, but it is what it is at this point. >> the dusk to dawn curfew that had been in
bronze stars as well as the purple heart. in may of 2004 he was killed in iraq. palo alto representative anna introduced a bill yesterday to rename a mountain view post office after lieutenant ballard. >>> big changes ahead for the golden gate bridge as it says good-bye to toll collectors next year. on friday they will formal lies the transition to convert to an all electronics system next february. the art deco booths are in place, but no toll takers inside. it's intended to save money and speed up traffic. drivers can pay the toll with fast track or a camera will read the license plate and charge the toll to an account drivers set up in advance. >> the message is that all electronic tolling is coming and fast track is probably your best bet if you don't have it yet, because why not? it's a no-brainer. you can save a dollar, and we are going to go to cashless tolling, electronic tolling, so you might as well, you know, figure it out now. >> if you don't have fast track or a prepaid account, the bridge district will send you a bill for your tolls. no payment, though, within 21 days means
see a braight future. >> i was in the u.s. army for 3 1/2 years, i did one tour in iraq i guess you can say that kind of prepares me mentally. >> city leaders are pleased with what they see so far. the 166th academy. is the most diverse ever with record 15 women, 11 languages spoken. >> this is the first-class we have had in several years. it really looks much more like the city than past classes. >> to give you an idea of how understaffed the department is -- currently there are 632 sworn oakland police officers down from 809 just three years ago. and the department is still recruiting two more academies are scheduled to take place next year. reporting live, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> vallejo's mayor hoping to regain the trust of some in the community. at issue an officer involved shooting that took place september 2nd. vallejo police shot and killed a 23-year-old man sitting in a parked car outside of his home. officers say the man got out of the car and reached for what turned out to be a pellet gun. the man's sister claims she watched the entire incident, and the pol
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